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Carr Fire is 100 Percent Contained

See article below for updated facts on the Carr Fire including location, mandatory evacuations, evacuation centers and road closures.

Posted: Jul. 23, 2018 3:11 PM
Updated: Aug. 31, 2018 9:40 AM

UPDATE 7:47 p.m. Thursday, August 30, 2018 - The Carr Fire is 229,651 acres and is 100 percent contained. 

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UPDATE 8:50 a.m. Thursday, August 30, 2018 - The Carr Fire remails at 229,651 acres but is now 98 percent contained. 

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UPDATE 8:54 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - The Carr Fire is stilll 229,651 acres but is now 97 percent contained. 

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UPDATE 9:22 a.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - The Carr Fire is 229,651 acres and is 96 percent contained. 

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UPDATE 9:03 a.m. Monday, August 27, 2018 - The Carr Fire remains at 229,651 acres, but is now 96 percent contained. 

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UPDATE 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - Cal Fire says th acreage on the Carr Fire remained the same overnight for the second night in a row. Containment has grown to 93 percent. Firefighters will continue to extinguish interior hotspots and secure the containment lines.

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UPDATE 5:06 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - The Carr Fire is now 229,651 acres and 91 percent contained. No structures are threatened. 

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UPDATE 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - The Carr Fire is now 229,651 acres and 90 percent contained. 

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UPDATE 7:15 a.m. Monday, August 20, 2018 - The Carr Fire is now 229,651 acres and 88 percent contained. 

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UPDATE 6:30 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2018 - The Carr Fire has burned a total of 227,098 acres with 85 percent containment almost reaching full containment. There is still heavy smoke over the area and heavy timber fuels still challenge firefighting efforts.

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UPDATE 7:00 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2018 - The Carr Fire is now 218,598 acres and 75 percent contained. 

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UPDATE 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018 - The Carr Fire is now 215,368 acres and 72 percent contained. Cal Fire says no structures are threatened.

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UPDATE 7:30 a.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018 - The Carr Fire is now 214,527 acres and 71 percent contained. Cal Fire says no structures are threatened. 

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UPDATE 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - The Carr Fire is now 211,038 acres and 67 percent contained. Cal Fire says the number of structures threatened has dropped to 44. Cal Fire crews are conducting controlled burns on the northeast side of the fire, near Lakehead. 

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UPDATE 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - The Carr Fire is now 207,162 acres and 65 percent contained. Cal Fire says the number of structures threatened has decreased to 113.

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UPDATE 7:30 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018 - The Carr Fire is now 202,976 acres and 61 percent contained. 

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UPDATE 7:23 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2018 - The Carr fire has grown and surpassed 200,000 acres at 201,680 acres Sunday night. The containment has risen to 61 percent. At least 528 structures are threatened still.

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UPDATE 12 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2018 - The blaze is 191,211 acres with 59 percent containment, according to Cal Fire. 

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UPDATE 9:39 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 - The Carr Fire is now 186,416 acres and is 55 percent contained. 

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UPDATE 9:04 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 - Cal Fire is holding a Carr Fire Incident Press Conference at 12 p.m. on August 10 at the Shasta District Fair and Event Center located at 1890 Briggs Street, Anderson. 

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UPDATE 7:05 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 - Cal Fire says the Carr Fire is 181,496 acres and 51 percent contained.

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UPDATE 12:27 p.m. Thursday, August 9, 2018 - Cal Fire has reopened a portion of Highway 299 between Trinity Dam Boulevard and JF Kennedy Memorial Road (Whiskeytown Visitor’s Center) from 12:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. daily. The highway will remain closed at all other times. 

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UPDATE 9:21 a.m. Thursday, August 9, 2018 - A community meeting conference will be held on August 9 at 6 p.m. at the Lakehead Lions Club. This is located at 20814 Mammoth Drive, Lakehead. 

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UPDATE 6:56 a.m. - Thursday, August 9, 2018 - Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit says the Carr Fire containment is slightly up at 48 percent and the acreage is at 177,450 acres.


UPDATE 4:06 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - Shasta-Trinity National Forest officials are implementing an area closure for National Forest System lands between Trinity Lake and Shasta Lake. The order is effective as of August 8 and is in effect until the Carr Fire is declared out to provide public and firefighter safety. 

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UPDATE Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - Cal Fire says the Carr Fire is now 173,522 acres and 47% contained. 

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UPDATE 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - Cal Fire will be holding an incident community meeting conference on the Carr Fire at 6 p.m. on August 7. 

The meeting will be held at the Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center located at 101 Arbuckle Court, Weaverville. 

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UPDATE 7:00 a.m. Tuesday August 7, 2018 - Cal Fire says the Carr Fire is now 167,113 acres and 47% contained. 

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UPDATE 7:00 a.m. Monday August 6, 2018 - Cal Fire says the Carr Fire is now 163,207 acres and 45% contained. 

A community meeting is being held today, Monday, at 6 p.m. at the Lakehead Lions Club in Lakehead, Shasta County. 

Lakehead Lions Club is at 20814 Mommoth Drive

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UPDATE 6:00 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2018 - The deadly Carr Fire is now 154,524 acres with 41 percent containment still. Seven more homes were destroyed by the blaze, making it a total of 1,080 homes lost.

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UPDATE 5:00 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018 - The Carr Fire has burned at least 141,825 acres and has been 41 percent contained. Unfortunately, six more homes have been added to the destruction, bringing it a total of 1,073 homes.

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UPDATE 7:00 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2018 - Cal Fire says the Carr Fire is now 131,896 acres and 39% contained. 1,067 homes are destroyed, and 189 damaged. 19 commerical structures are destroyed, and eight damaged. 481 other structures are destroyed, and 59 damaged. 

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UPDATE 7:52 p.m.  Thursday, August 2, 2018 - Cal Fire reported Thursday evening a slight increase in containment on the Carr Fire, it is now 37%.  The acres reported are also up, increasing to 126,913.

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UPDATE 7:00 a.m. Thursday August 2, 2018 - Cal Fire says the Carr Fire is now 125,842 acres and 35% contained. 1,060 homes are destroyed, 186 damaged. 18 commercial structures are destroyed, eight damaged. 477 other structures are destroyed, 64 damaged. 

Cal Fire says firefighters are focusing more on the westside of the fire near Lewiston and Weaverville. 

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UPDATE 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - Cal Fire says the Carr Fire is now 115,538 acres at 35% contained. 1,018 homes are destroyed, and 181 are damaged. 12 Commercial structures were destroyed, and 6 damaged. 435 other structures are destroyed, and 61 others damaged. 

Cal Fire says 4,152 total personnel are on the fire. 

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UPDATE 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit has released new numbers about the deadly Carr Fire, it is now 112,888 acres with 30 percent containment. Unfortunately, the number of homes lost went up to a total of 965.

No further injuries or deaths were reported.


UPDATE 6:53 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - The Carr fire has grown to 110,154 acres and is 27 percent contained. 

There are currently 884 residential structures destroyed, 4 commercial structures destroyed, and 348 other structures destroyed. 

2,546 structures still remain threatened. 

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UPDATE 7:11 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2018 - The Carr Fire has grown to 103,772 acres and is 23 percent contained. 

There are currently 818 residential structures destroyed, 3 commercial structures destroyed, and 311 other structures destroyed. 

To view the interactive map of structures destroyed, CLICK HERE

There are 48 total missing, 29 located, 19 outstanding people associated with the fire. 

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UPDATE 1:35 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2018 - Cal Fire has changed the location of the Carr Fire community meeting on July 31 to Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center located at 101 Arbuckle Court, Weaverville. 

The meeting will start at 4 p.m. on July 31. 

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UPDATE 7 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2018 - Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit says the Carr Fire has grown to 98,724 acres with an increase in containment at 20 percent Monday morning.


The deadly fire has destroyed 723 homes, three commercial structures and more than 5,000 structures are still threatened.


Fire crews worked all through the night Sunday to build control lines and Monday crews will work to put out spot fires and prevent any more from happening.


Damage assessment will continue as conditions allow.


UPDATE 7:42 p.m. Sunday, July 29, 2018 - The Carr Fire is now 95,368 acres and 17 percent contained. 

There are 657 residential structures destroyed, 3 commercial structures destroyed, and 214 other structures destroyed. 145 residential structures are damaged, 4 commercial structures are damaged, and 26 other structures damaged. 

UPDATE 2:20 p.m. Sunday, July 29, 2018 - Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko has confirmed a fourth civilian death in the Carr Fire. The identity of the decedent has not been revealed. The death toll is now at 6. 

Cal Fire released that they are making progress on containment with the Carr Fire and expect containment numbers to increase by tonight. 

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ANDERSON, California (AP) - Some 12,000 firefighters are working 24-hour shifts battling deadly California wildfires.

The exhausted and hungry crews are becoming resigned to fire seasons that start earlier and burn longer and unleash increasingly unpredictable blazes. For many of the firefighters slamming down 9,000-calorie meals between shifts, the nonstop effort has become routine.

Crews made progress this weekend on the Carr Fire near Redding, about 230 miles (370 kilometers) north of San Francisco. But it was still threatening thousands of homes and wasn't expected to be fully contained until mid-August at the earliest.

The hotter, drier conditions mean firefighters are trained to take a "tactical pause" to reconsider before charging in against the flames. Cal Fire Capt. Chris Anthony says fires are now more likely to take a "sudden and deadly turn."

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


UPDATE 7 a.m. Sunday, July 29, 2018 - The Carr Fire has grown to 89,194 acres with no increase in containment lines, according to Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit.

UPDATE 7:55 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018 - The Carr Fire has grown to 83,800 acres with 5 percent containment. 

There are currently 536 structures destroyed and 117 damaged. 

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UPDATE 5:10 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018 - New mandatory evacuations are in place for the Carr Fire. See the latest evacuation orders HERE

More updates will be released in the evening by Cal Fire regarding the Carr Fire. Stay tuned for updates. 

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UPDATE 1:40 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018 - Win-River Casino & Resort in Redding has told our Assignment Editor over the phone that they are evacuating. 

The three-story hotel and casino has 84 rooms, all of which are expected to have been filled due to the high demand in hotels throughout the area. 

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UPDATE 12:25 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018 - President Donald Trump has issued an emergency declaration for California allowing counties affected by wildfires to receive federal assistance. 

A White House statement issued Saturday says the declaration allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide necessary equipment and resources. 

California fire officials say more than 10,000 firefighters are working to stop the progress of 14 large wildfires across the state. 

 


UPDATE 7:50 a.m. - The “Carr Fire” burning in Shasta County has grown to 80,906 acres with 5 percent containment as of Saturday morning, according to our reporter Elizabeth Zelidon who spoke to a Cal Fire official.


UPDATE 8:10 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2018 - The Carr Fire is up to 48,312 acres and 5 percent containment. 

The fire has destroyed 500 structures and damaged 75. 

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UPDATE 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2018 - Governor Brown has contacted the President and Federal Emergency Management Agency requesting a Presidential Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to support the communities impacted by the Carr Fire. 

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UPDATE 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2018 - Action News Now was on the scene at Cal Fire's Press Conference for the Carr Fire. See footage below. 

They expect similar weather conditions for the next seven days. 

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UPDATE 3:27 p.m. Friday July 27, 2018 - It has been reported that at least 125 homes have been destroyed by the Carr Fire, according to an Associated Press reporter. 

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UPDATE 2:25 p.m. Friday July 27, 2018 - Redding Electric Utility reports almost 8,000 customers without power in the city of Redding and there is no estimated time that the power will come back on. 

REU Encourages residents to preserve energy as much as possible.  

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UPDATE 11:29 Friday, July 27, 2018 - Cal Fire will hold a press conference about the Carr Fire at 4 p.m. at the CAL FIRE Northern Region Headquarters located at 6105 Airport Road, Redding. Stay tuned for coverage on the conference. 

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UPDATE 10:55 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2018 - Mercy Medical Center has treated eight people with fire-related injuries, according to Mike Mangas, a spokesman for the hospital. 

Three of the eight people are firefighters. 

The hospital has also been treating patients for respiratory problems. 

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UPDATE 10:25 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2018 - Take a look at Cal Fire's most recent map of the Carr Fire. 

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UPDATE 9:50 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2018 - The American Red Cross has now listed the Crosspoint Community Church in Redding as an additional evacuation center. The church is located at 2960 Hartnell Avenue, Redding. 

Other evacuation centers include:

- Shasta College 

- Weaverville Elementary 

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UPDATE 8:50 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2018 - Scott Mclean of Cal Fire has stated that 2,500 people are expected to be battling the Carr Fire by 12 p.m. in addition to the National Guard. 

The translator on Southfork Mountain will also be shutting down at some point this morning due to the Carr Fire and electric outages. Viewers in the Redding, Bella Vista and Happy Valley areas should expect a loss of signal. 

If possible, turn the antenna south and scan for KHSL 12.1. 

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UPDATE: 7:55 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2018 - Cal Fire confirmed Friday morning that more than 65 structures have been destroyed and 55 have been damaged. The size of the fire remains at 44,450 acres and containment remains at 3 percent. All evacuation warnings and evacuation orders remain in effect. 

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UPDATE 6:45 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2018 - The Carr Fire is now 44,450 acres, and 3 percent contained. That is a shrink of containment, and a doubling in size. 

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UPDATE 5:56 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2018 - Cal Fire Shasta County has confirmed that the City of Shasta Lake is indeed under a mandatory evacuation after SHASCOM said it was incorrect. 

All the sites of the Shasta County Office of Education will be closed Friday due to the "Carr Fire."


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UPDATE 4:01 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2018- SHASCOM says the City of Shasta Lake is not under mandatory evacuations, they say the report made by Cal Fire was a miscommunication between the two agencies. 

All other mandatory evacuations are still in effect.


UPDATE 2:43 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2018- Cal Fire Shasta County has ordered the entire City of Shasta Lake to immediately evacuate.

They also ordered the Shasta Dam Visitor Center, all of Shasta Dam Boulevard and Summit City to evacuate. 

UPDATE 1:28 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2018 - The Redding Police Department has issued their list of mandatory evacuations within the city of Redding:

Neighborhoods along Quartz Hill Road, Lake Blvd, areas W of N Market St between Caterpillar and Lake Blvd.

Neighborhoods W of Market Rd between the Sacramento River and Lake Blvd, including Benton Drive, Lake Redding Drive, Quartz Hill Road

North side of Eureka Way (Hwy 299) west of Overhill Drive. All neighborhoods west of Buenaventura Blvd between Eureka Way and Hwy 273; including Lake Mary, Cumberland, and Country Heights neighborhoods.


UPDATE 12:50 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2018- Cal Fire Shasta County has issued an updated mandatory evacuation list:

Pine Grove Ave. north of Lake Boulevard to Shasta Dam incorporating Summit City, North Belt Line and Flannigan Road. 

The intersection of Placer Road and Buenaventura Blvd west to Thompson Lane

Buenaventura Blvd from Placer Road to Westside Road

Westside Road to Keyon Drive incorporating Country Heights and West Redding neighborhood

Buenaventura Blvd to Hwy 299 to Placer Road

Placer Road from Buenaventura Blvd to Cloverdale Road

Cloverdale Road from Placer Road to Clear Creek Road

Clear Creek Road west from Cloverdale Road to Honey Bee Road


 

UPDATE 12:10 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2018 - Action News Now has put together some maps that highlight the areas of Redding that are being evacuated. 

North of Sacramento River to Keswick Dam Road, west of Market Street and Lake Boulevard to Keswick Dam: 

North at Lake boulevard and Oasis Road to Pine Grove Ave and Walker Mine Road, West of Cascade Road/I-5: 

The evacuation center is located at Shasta College: 

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UPDATE 11:35 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 - Brett Gouvea, unified incident commander for Cal Fire, spoke about the Carr Fire at a press conference at Trinity Hall at the Anderson County Fairgrounds. 

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UPDATE 11:12 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 - Cal Fire has released mandatory evacuations for the following areas: 

- North of Sacramento River to Keswick Dam Road, West of Market Street and Lake Boulevard to Keswick Dam

- North at Lake boulevard and Oasis Road to Pine Grove Ave and Walker Mine Road, West of Cascade Road/I-5 

Evacuation centers are located at: 

- Shasta College (11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding) 

- Weaverville Elementary School (31020 Highway 3, Weaverville) 

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UPDATE 10:32 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 - KRCR News Channel 7 in Redding has evacuated the newstation. 

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UPDATE 10:22 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 - Cal Fire is reporting the first fatality of the Carr Fire. He was a hired dozer operator battling the Carr Fire. 

The Carr Fire Incident Commanders as well as the Shasta County Sheriff's Office will be making a press statement regarding the fatality. This will take place at Trinity Hall at the Anderson County Fairgrounds at 11 p.m. 

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UPDATE 10:00 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 - Check out the latest footage of the Carr Fire as it makes its way toward Redding. 

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UPDATE 9:45 Thursday, July 26, 2018 - Mercy Medical Center is on high alert as there are several burn victims in the emergency room. 

They are preparing to move babies and intensive-care patients but they have not moved anyone yet, according to Mike Mangas, External Communications Manager for the hospital. 

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UPDATE 9:40 Thursday, July 26, 2018 - The evacuation center located at Shasta High School is now closed. A new evacuation center is open at Shasta College located at 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding. 

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UPDATE 9:10 Thursday, July 26, 2018 - Caltrans District 2 has released a map of hot spots in the areas surrounding the fire. 

To view the map CLICK HERE

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UPDATE 8:15 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 - The Carr Fire has now jumped the Sacramento River and evacuations are in place for areas of Redding.

Specific evacuation locations are below: 

- South along Swasey Drive from Highway 299 to Placer Road

- West along Placer Road from Swasey Drive to Prospect Drive 

- North from Prospect Drive to encompass Middle Park Ranch Land Area

- West to Overhill Drive and North of Highway 299 

- North of Highway 299 and West of Spinmaker Road to the end of Harlan Drive 

- Keswick Dam East to Counter Lane, North to Quartz Rd 

Shasta High School has now been announced as an emergency evacuation center for families or individuals displaced by the Carr fire. 

Shasta High School Farm is prepared to accept a limited number of animals on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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UPDATE 7:40 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 - The Carr Fire is still 28,763 acres, but is now 6 percent contained. 

Highway 299W remains closed due to the Carr Fire and there is currently no estimated time that it will be re-opened. 

There is a westbound closure at Buenaventura Boulevard and an eastbound closure at Buckhorn Summit. 

Highway 36W and Highway 3 are alternative routes. 

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UPDATE 5:38 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 - According to Cal Fire, fire activity has picked up along Highway 299. There was no wind shift, but the activity has increased.

The fire has jumped Highway 299 at Swasey Drive as well as on the north side of Highway 299 at Rock Creek Road. It has also crossed the highway to the South between Old Shasta and the Whiskeytown Recreation Area Visitor Center.

See below for the latest evacuation updates: 

- Everywhere north of Highway 299W and west of the Sacramento River 

- Everywhere from the intersection of Lower Springs Road and Swasey Drive, and everywhere northwest of that intersection to Highway 299

Stay tuned for more updates. This is a developing story. 

Carr Fire Incident Information:
Date/Time Started: July 23, 2018 1:15 pm
Administrative Unit: Unified Command: CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit / Whiskeytown National Park
County: Shasta County
Location: Hwy 299 and Carr Powerhouse Rd, Whiskeytown
Acres Burned - Containment: 28,763 acres - 10% contained
Structures Threatened: 192
Evacuations: The latest evacuation information can be obtained from the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.
Road Closures: SR 299 at Buckhorn (Trinity/Shasta County Line) and SR 299 at JFK Drive (Whiskeytown.) Trinity Mountain Rd at SR 299 and Whiskey Creek Rd at SR 299 are also closed.
Cause: Mechanical Failure of Vehicle
Cooperating Agencies: Whiskeytown National Park Service, Shasta County Fire Department, Shasta County Sherriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, US Forest Service, Redding Police Department, Anderson Police Department, Redding Fire Department, Happy Valley Fire Department, Mountain Gate Fire Department, Cal OES, Shasta County Public Works, Bureau of Land Management
Total Fire Personnel: 1,356
Total Fire Engines: 110
Total Fire Crews: 42
Total Helicopters: 10
Total Dozers: 22
Total Water Tenders: 14
Long/Lat: -122.62357/40.65428
Conditions: The fire became very active overnight with a significant increase in size. Firefighters will be working throughout the day to reinforce containment lines and constructing new line around the fire. Continued hot dry weather forecasted for the remainder of the week with triple digit temperatures.

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UPDATE 4:45 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 - The Carr Fire has grown to 28,763 acres and is still 10 percent contained. 

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UPDATE 12:50 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 - United Way of Northern California announced the establishment of a Shasta County Relief Fund to aid victims of the Carr Fire. 

Tri Counties Bank is providing approximately $4,000 to get the relief fund up and running. 

To donate, CLICK HERE. Donors can also access the link by texting CARRFIRE to 91999

Below is a map of the parameters of the fire. Stay tuned for more information.

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UPDATE 11:32 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 

Governor Brown has declared a State of Emergency in Riverside and Shasta Counties due to fires. 

An incorrect evacuation order was sent out to Mary Lake residents and other areas of Redding. All mandatory evacuations are still in effect. There are no areas within Redding city limits that are being evacuated.

The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency has advised that heavy smoke in the areas can cause health problems. N95 masks can be found at local hardware stores, and will also be available at Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency offices.

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UPDATE 10:07 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 - Mandatory evacuations are in place west of Eureke Way in Redding along Highway 299. This does not include the Mary Lake Subdivision. 

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Update 7:20 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 - The Redding CHP says the Carr Fire has reached Old Shasta. They advise west Redding residents to pack and be prepared. 

NEW - MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS: Rock Creek Rd & all roads coming off, Iron Mtn Rd & all roads coming off, & communities of Old Shasta and Keswick

NEW - MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: Swasey to Lower Springs, Lower Springs to 299, Victoria Dr and all roads coming off of Victoria. The community of French Gulch is under an evacuation order. Residents along SR 299 west of Trinity Mountain Rd to the base of Buckhorn Summit are also under evacuation order. Residents along Whiskey Creek Rd to include the boat launch/day use areas are evacuated.

Residents located east of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Shasta High School 2500 Eureka Way in Redding. Residents located west of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Weaverville Elementary School 31020 HWY 3 in Weaverville.

Road Closures: Westbound 299W closure has been moved to Iron Mountain Road. Per @CHPRedding, this is a hard closure, not just for through traffic.

SR 299 at Buckhorn (Trinity/Shasta County Line) and SR 299 at JFK Drive (Whiskeytown.) Trinity Mountain Rd at SR 299 and Whiskey Creek Rd at SR 299 are also closed.

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Update: 6:55 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 - Cal Fire says the Carr Fire is now 20,000 acres. That is a 15,000 acres jump overnight from Wednesday night to Thursday morning. 

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Update: 4:00 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 - The following streets are evacuated:

Rock Creek Rd., Wingfield Ln., Patches Tr., Hoppy Tr., Miner Gulch Rd., Bird Valley Dr., Pinecrest Dr., Sugar Pine Ln., Edwin Rd., Stardust Ln., Scotia Ln., Nova Ln., Granite Drive to Mockingbird Hill Intersection, Stone Terrace Wy., Cross Creek Dr., Manana Wy., Maverick Dr. 

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Update: 2:30 a.m. Thursday July 26, 2018 - Cal Fire has issued new mandatory evacuations for the Carr Fire.

Town of Keswick
Old Shasta area
Streets of off Iron Mountain Road
All streets off of Benson, Rock Creek Road, Middle Creek Road, Neal Town road, all the way to Southend View Road

Redding California Highway Patrol says the fire has jumped Highway 299, and is now rapidly burning on both sides of the highway. 

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UPDATE 6:37 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - The Carr Fire is now 6,773 acres and 10 percent contained. 

Carr Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: July 25, 2018 5:57 pm
Date/Time Started: July 23, 2018 1:15 pm
Administrative Unit: Unified Command: CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit / Whiskeytown National Park
County: Shasta County
Location: Hwy 299 and Carr Powerhouse Rd, Whiskeytown
Acres Burned - Containment: 6,773 acres - 10% contained
Evacuations: The community of French Gulch is under an evacuation order. Residents along SR 299 west of Trinity Mountain Rd to the base of Buckhorn Summit are also under evacuation order. Residents along Whiskey Creek Rd to include the boat launch/day use areas are evacuated.

Residents located east of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Shasta High School 2500 Eureka Way in Redding. Residents located west of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Weaverville Elementary School 31020 HWY 3 in Weaverville.
Road Closures: SR 299 at Buckhorn (Trinity/Shasta County Line) and SR 299 at JFK Drive (Whiskeytown.) Trinity Mountain Rd at SR 299 and Whiskey Creek Rd at SR 299 are also closed.
Cause: Mechanical Failure of Vehicle
Cooperating Agencies: Whiskeytown National Park Service, Shasta County Fire Department, Shasta County Sherriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, US Forest Service, Redding Police Department, Anderson Police Department, Redding Fire Department, Happy Valley Fire Department, Mountain Gate Fire Department, Cal OES, Shasta County Public Works, Bureau of Land Management
Total Fire Personnel: 1,151
Total Fire Engines: 108
Total Fire Crews: 37
Total Helicopters: 10
Total Dozers: 22
Total Water Tenders: 14
Long/Lat: -122.62357/40.65428
Conditions: Resources worked throughout the night to increase containment but the fire remained active . Steep terrain and access limitations for fire apparatus make it necessary for bulldozers to construct and improve containment line along ridgetops. Firefighters will be working throughout the day to reinforce existing containment lines and constructing new line around the fire. Temperatures are expected to peak today bringing extremely hot and dry conditions over the fire area which could contribute to an increase in fire activity.

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UPDATE 9:25 a.m., Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - The Carr Fire has grown to 4,500 acres and is 24 percent contained. 

There are currently no structures damaged and no injuries. 

Carr Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: July 25, 2018 7:04 am
Date/Time Started: July 23, 2018 1:16 pm
Administrative Unit: Unified Command: CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit / Whiskeytown National Park
County: Shasta County
Location: Hwy 299 and Carr Powerhouse Rd, Whiskeytown
Acres Burned - Containment: 4,500 acres - 24% contained
Evacuations: The community of French Gulch is under an evacuation order. Residents along SR 299 west of Trinity Mountain Rd to the base of Buckhorn Summit are also under evacuation order. Residents along Whiskey Creek Rd to include the boat launch/day use areas are evacuated.
Residents located east of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Shasta High School 2500 Eureka Way in Redding. Residents located west of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Weaverville Elementary School 31020 HWY 3 in Weaverville.

Road Closures: SR 299 at Buckhorn (Trinity/Shasta County Line) and SR 299 at JFK Drive (Whiskeytown.) Trinity Mountain Rd at SR 299 and Whiskey Creek Rd at SR 299 are also closed.
Cause: Mechanical Failure of Vehicle
Cooperating Agencies: Whiskeytown National Park Service, Shasta County Fire Department, Shasta County Sherriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, US Forest Service, Redding Police Department, Anderson Police Department, Redding Fire Department, Happy Valley Fire Department, Mountain Gate Fire Department, Cal OES, Shasta County Public Works
Total Fire Personnel: 1061
Total Fire Engines: 94
Total Fire Crews: 37
Total Helicopters: 10
Total Dozers: 22
Total Water Tenders: 14
Long/Lat: -122.62357/40.65428
Conditions: Steep terrain and access limitations for fire apparatus make it necessary for bulldozers to construct containment line at the ridgetops, in many areas of the fire. Extremely hot, dry conditions, and increased afternoon winds contributed to increased fire activity today. The potential for overnight thunderstorms remain a threat for fire behavior and the potential for new starts.

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UPDATE 7:30 a.m., Wednesday July 25, 2018 - The Carr Fire has grown to 3,126 acres and is 24 percent contained. 

Cal Fire released that the cause of the fire was due to a vehicle mechanical failure. 

Carr Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: July 24, 2018 11:41 am
Date/Time Started: July 23, 2018 1:16 pm
Administrative Unit: Unified Command: CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit / Whiskeytown National Park
County: Shasta County
Location: Hwy 299 and Carr Powerhouse Rd, Whiskeytown
Acres Burned - Containment: 3,126 acres - 24% contained
Evacuations: The community of French Gulch is under an evacuation order. Residents along SR 299 west of Trinity Mountain Rd to the base of Buckhorn Summit are also under evacuation order. Residents along Whiskey Creek Rd to include the boat launch/day use areas are evacuated.

Residents located east of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Shasta High School 2500 Eureka Way in Redding (in standby mode). Residents located west of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Weaverville Elementary School 31020 HWY 3 in Weaverville.
Road Closures: SR 299 at Buckhorn (Trinity/Shasta County Line) and SR 299 at JFK Drive (Whiskeytown.) Trinity Mountain Rd at SR 299 and Whiskey Creek Rd at SR 299 are also closed.
Cause: Mechanical Failure of Vehicle
Cooperating Agencies: Whiskeytown National Park Service, Shasta County Fire Department, Shasta County Sherriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, US Forest Service, Redding Police Department, Anderson Police Department, Redding Fire Department, Happy Valley Fire Department, Mountain Gate Fire Department, Cal OES, Shasta County Public Works
Total Fire Personnel: 865
Total Fire Engines: 81
Total Fire Crews: 30
Total Helicopters: 4
Total Dozers: 16
Total Water Tenders: 14
Long/Lat: -122.62357/40.65428
Conditions: Extremely hot and dry conditions, in addition to steep and challenging terrain will be some of the primary concerns today, as firefighters continue to work to increase and strengthen containment lines. Overnight a very aggressive battle resulted in good progress being made. There is still a lot of emergency equipment and personnel working near and on Highway 299, and all efforts are being made to get the road open as soon as it is safely passable.

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UPDATE 10:06 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - An evacuation center is open at Weaverville Elementary School and at Shasta High School for residents east of Trinity Mountain Road. 

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UPDATE 10:33 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2018 - Cal Fire says the Carr Fire is 2,500 acres and is 5% contained. 

CalTrans says that SR 299W remains closed to westbound traffic at Whiskeytown weigh stations and eastbound traffic at Buckhorn Summit. They say there is no estimated time of reopening.

SR 3 and SR 36W have been used as a a detour.

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UPDATE 7:16 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2018 - The Carr Fire has grown to 1,500 acres.

Evacuations are in place for New Gulch and now Whiskey Creek Road in Whiskeytown.

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UPDATE 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2018 - The Carr Fire is still at 1,000 acres with no containment.

The evacuation center has moved from Weaverville High School over to Weaverville Elementary School. The school is located on Highway 3 in Weaverville.

Evacuees from French Gulch should use Trinity Mountain Road for travel to the shelter.

Highway 299 is closed at the scales near Oak Bottom Day Use Area to Highway 3, near Douglas City.

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UPDATE 4:37 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2018 - The evacuation center for French Gulch is now at Weaverville Elementary School.

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UPDATE 4:09 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2018 - The Carr Fire has grown to 1,000 acres with no containment. 

An evacuation order has been issued for the community of French Gulch. The evacuation center is located at the First Baptist Church in Weaverville. 

Highway 299 remains closed westbound at Oak Bottom Road and eastbound at Highway 3 in Trinity County, near Douglas City. There is no estimated time that the roads will be re-opened.

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WHISKEYTOWN LAKE, Calif. - Cal Fire and the National Park Service are responding to a vegetation fire off Highway 299 west of Redding, causing road closures.

According to Cal Fire, The Carr Fire was first reported at 1:16 p.m. It has since grown to 360 acres and there is no containment.

Highway 299W is closed near Carr Powerhouse Road, west of Whiskeytown Lake. No detour is available at this time.

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